Kahoano and Galuteria reunited on morning radio show
KIMO Kahoano and Brickwood Galuteria are back on the radio. They host "Na 'Oiwi 'Olino," on KKNE-AM 940 from 7-9 a.m. Monday through Friday, not as station employees, but under contract with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, which buys the time.
"We did a one-year contract with Cox Radio to help promote OHA programs," said Manu Boyd, public information director. The cost could not be verified yesterday.
The show, OHA's newspaper and its cable television program are tools in OHA's "effort to maintain and enhance the sense of Hawaiian heritage and the strong sense of place that makes Hawaii unique," Boyd said.
However, "it is not our business to only promote what the trustees decide, or support," Boyd said. "We greatly acknowledge and recognize that there are other points of view and mana'o that need to be represented."
Atlanta-based Cox Radio Inc. also owns Hawaiian-music-formatted KCCN-FM 100.3 and KINE-FM 105.1, where the duo hosted the highly rated "Aloha Morning Show" in the 1990s.
The OHA show started in June with host Keaumiki Akui, also a radio veteran.
Kahoano got the show's steersman's paddle about a week and a half ago and Galuteria joined him for the first time -- all over again -- yesterday morning.
"It's quite a privilege to bring it together with Brickwood once again and discover how we can enlighten ... through education and grants and really improve our lives," Kahoano said.
Galuteria and Kahoano also have other media, community and business interests and "are considered leaders in the community," Boyd said.
"They are more than fun entertainers, they're insightful, intelligent and not bad-looking Hawaiian braddahs."
From The Q to KHON2
KQMQ-FM 93.1 morning man Justin Cruz will start working at the other end of the clock later this month with a new gig as KHON-TV weekday weather anchor at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. His first day will be April 23.
Doesn't anybody at KHON remember the last attempt to pair top-rated Joe Moore with a weather anchor at 6 and 10?
Trini Kaopuiki was moved to mornings, where she has thrived.
Moore is on board this time, assured Joe McNamara, KHON president and general manager.
Cruz "is well-known in the community, a local guy, very visible out there doing (station promotions) with the younger crowd," and will attract younger eyeballs, he said. He is also "a natural," and a "good presenter."
John Aeto, Oahu general manager of KQMQ-owner Visionary Related Entertainment LLC, was "disappointed to lose a talent like Justin Cruz." The station is weighing several options, he said.
Disclosure: Your columnist was a co-worker with Kahoano at the old K59, (KSSK-AM 590) in the 1980s and early 1990s, and with Cruz at KQMQ in the 1990s.|
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